Perform Recitation of Buddhist Scriptures

As with all Bodhisattvas, the positive outcome of Bodhisattvahood is achieved through sustained effort in reciting Buddhist scriptures and eliminating negative karma.


Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door follows the Three Golden Buddhist Practices – reciting Buddhist scriptures, making great vows, and performing life liberation – as its foundational practice. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door not only guides people to perform recitation but also encourages mind and behavioural cultivation, invokes our inner wisdom to break free from delusion, saving oneself before saving others. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door also strives to emulate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s impartial spirit of compassion to save others from the sea of suffering.


If you have decided to practise Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, you may start doing your daily homework as suggested below:

  • Great Compassion Mantra–  3 to 7 times (heal illnesses, and increase your energy)
  • Heart Sutra–  3 to 7 times (grant wisdom, calmness and free you from afflictions)
  • Cundi Dharani–  21 to 49 times (help fulfil your wishes)
  • Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance–  1 to 7 times (repent and eliminate karmic obstacles)

Combine the above with offering of Little Houses, performing life liberation, and making great vows.


Why do we Recite Buddhist Scriptures?

The unbelievable power from the recitation of Buddhist scriptures can transform your fate and destiny!


Buddhist Scriptures (Sutras) can connect us with the energy of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, tap into its power to help us solve both our day-to-day issues and issues with regards to life and death. In fact, we can count on ourselves to change our destiny by focusing on performing recitation and cultivating the mind and behaviour,  through the power of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

When we perform recitation it is not that Bodhisattva will help us eliminate our karmic obstacles. Instead, it is the meritorious blessings generated from our recitation effort that does the job. Buddhist scriptures state that ‘the karmic reward from performing recitation is unimaginable’ and can ‘result in an unimaginable amount of meritorious blessings’.That said, recitation of Buddhist scriptures is a speedy way of accruing meritorious blessings that will eliminate karmic obstacles.

Please go to below page for the step by step guide on performing Daily Recitation:

Step by step guide on performing Daily Recitation

 Download the Standard Recitation Procedure (Daily Homework)


You may also watch the video below about the Introduction to Daily Recitation:


Introduction to Buddhist Scriptures

Great Compassion Mantra 

This mantra can fulfil wishes, cure illnesses and grant protection to those who recite it. During critical times such as prior to an operation, it should be recited 21 or 49 times per day–the more the better.


Heart Sutra

Reciting this sutra will help connect you to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. This sutra helps you uncover your wisdom, get along well with people and regain a peaceful state of mind. This sutra can be recited 3 or 7 times per day, but avoid reciting it after 10 pm.


Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance

When reciting this mantra, you repent before many Buddhas of your previous mistakes, such as hurting someone you love, showing disrespect for Buddhas, etc. This text can be recited once or three times per day.


Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra

Reciting this mantra, you are sincerely asking protection and blessings from Guan Yin Bodhisattva to grant a pleasant life in the present, and rebirth into the Pure Land in the future. It can also be recited to transfer merits to small animals that you may have killed in the past, including avian, aquatic creatures, and insects.


Cundi Dharani

Reciting this Cundi Dharani, you are sincerely asking assistance from Guan Yin Bodhisattva to fulfil wishes. Some of its great powers include: success in career development; harmony in marriage and relationships; and academic achievements. It is particularly helpful for young adults for finding a suitable job and partner in life. However, the wishes you make must be reasonable and legitimate.


Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots

Reciting this mantra, you are sincerely asking assistance from Guan Yin Bodhisattva to “untie karmic knots”, or to resolve interpersonal conflicts.


Xiao Zai Ji Xiang Shen Zhou (Mantra to Disperse Calamities)

This mantra can be recited during sudden and unexpected situations. It can also be used for resolving conflicts due to negative karmic relationships from the past. It can be recited during unexpected situations such as lawsuits, financial loss, serious fights, and sudden illness.